Producers find new ice road for TV series

| 2/5/2008

The producers of the popular documentary-style reality TV show “Ice Road Truckers” say there will be a second season. The first season, which launched in June 2007 on The History Channel, had record high ratings of 3.4 million overall.

After the first season, the mining company that owned the ice road where the series was filmed bowed out, saying the show exaggerated the dangers and made the drivers look like cowboys making a mad dash for money at high risks. A new rule for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Roads was enacted for the 2008 season prohibiting commercial, media, video or rolling film cameras either inside or attached to the outside of vehicles.

Now the producers say they’ve found a “new frontier” and a new ice road and that the show will go on.